Owl : Huichol Art

MX $ 900.00

Owl - Huichol sculptures can represent a wide range of subjects, from animals and plants to geometric figures and cultural symbols.

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Owl intervened with Huichol Art (wixarika).

The Huichol art owl is an iconic artistic representation within the Huichol art tradition, an art form that comes from the indigenous Huichol community in Mexico. This art form is characterized by its use of chaquira beads (small glass beads) to create colorful and detailed patterns on various surfaces.

The owl is a significant symbol in Huichol mythology and cosmovision. In Huichol tradition, the owl is associated with wisdom, spiritual protection and connection to the spirit world. The owl is believed to have the ability to see beyond what is visible to humans, acting as a guide in the spiritual realms.

The making of a Huichol art owl involves a careful and meticulous process. First, a wooden figure is carved into the shape of an owl. Then, a layer of beeswax or pine resin is applied to the surface of the sculpture to adhere the chaquira beads. Huichol artists use special needles to place each bead in place, following traditional designs that often include geometric and symbolic patterns.

The colors and patterns used in Huichol owl art may have specific meanings within the Huichol worldview. For example, the use of certain colors may represent elements of nature, such as the sun, moon or stars, while geometric patterns may symbolize spiritual or ritual aspects.

Huichol owl art is not only appreciated for its aesthetic beauty, but also for its deep cultural and spiritual significance within the Huichol community. These works of art are valued as expressions of the connection between humans and the spiritual world, as well as for their role in the preservation and transmission of indigenous traditions in Mexico.


Additional information

Weight 0.102 kg
Dimensions 8 × 3 × 17 cm


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